Clever folds in the dough hide pockets of cinnamon and sugar in these simple, lightly sweet scones from One Bowl Baking. Top with your favorite jam, clotted cream, or nothing at all.
Excerpted from One Bowl Baking by Yvonne Ruperti. Copyright © 2013.
Read more: Bake the Book: Cinnamon Sugar Scones
- Yield:makes 6 4-inch scones
- Active time: 15 minutes
- Total time:40 minutes
- Scone Batter
- 1 3/4 cups (8 3/4 ounces or 235 grams) all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 8 tablespoons (4 ounces or 115 grams) unsalted butter, cold, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 1/4 cup (60 mL) half-and-half, cold
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar to sprinkle on top
Place an oven rack in the middle position. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
To make the batter: In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
Cut the butter into the dry mixture until it resembles coarse cornmeal, but is not clumping up. Stir in the half-and-half and egg until combined.
To make the filling: Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to a 10 x 6-inch rectangle. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon over half of the rectangle, then fold it in half. Roll the dough out again into an 8 x 6-inch rectangle. Sprinkle the remaining tablespoon of sugar and teaspoon of cinnamon over half of the rectangle, then fold in half.
Pat the dough into a 6-inch circle and cut into 6 wedges.
Evenly space the wedges on the pan, sprinkle with sugar, and bake until golden and just firm, 15 to 17 minutes.
Let the scones cool on the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.